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Five dead in NYC Helicopter Crash

Pilot in NYC crash called 'mayday,' cited engine failure

(AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)NEW YORK (AP) — A pilot who survived when his helicopter went down in Manhattan’s East River, killing five passengers, said in an emergency radio transmission that he had engine failure. The pilot is heard saying “Mayday, mayday, mayday” during the crash on Sunday night. The pilot reported “an engine failure over the East River” and referenced a…